Shaffner Family History

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Shaffner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shaffer, Shoffner, Haffner, Shofner, Shiffer, Sheffler, Shaner

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Shaffner Family Origin

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Shaffner Family Occupations

What did your Shaffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaffner. The most common Shaffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Shaffner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shaffner family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Butcher

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shaffner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shaffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shaffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaffner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shaffner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shaffner. For the veterans among your Shaffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaffner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Shaffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shaffner in 1953 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaffner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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